Laboratory Assistant

Somewhere in Canada there’s a life you can save. 

Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. Thousands of Canadians depend on us every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.

Join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference every day.


About the role

Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Temporary Part-Time Laboratory Assistant to join our dynamic Production team in Dartmouth. The work of Laboratory Assistants is integral to Canadian Blood Services role as Canada’s Lifeline. In this role, you will be working on the frontlines, assisting in the production of blood components that provide life-saving treatments for Canadians. Key responsibilities include:

  • Receiving, assessing and producing whole blood, apheresis platelets and plasma into requested blood components
  • Assisting the laboratory manager in the development and evaluation of procedures
  • Maintenance of appropriate documentation and records related to inventory in compliance with Canadian Blood Services operational procedures and work instructions
  • Performing routine maintenance of equipment and work areas to ensure safety and quality of blood products
Required skills:
  • Secondary school diploma and one year of recent related experience
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • Ability to communicate with internal staff and external stakeholders in an effective professional manner
  • Ability to follow instructions precisely, prepare and maintain accurate records, and carry out repetitive tasks
  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize and adapt
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays



  • Starting rate: $21.7427/Hourly
  • Payments in lieu for vacation, holidays
  • Choice of defined contribution or defined benefits pension plan
  • Provided uniforms
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, and much more

Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.


If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply! This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives.

Laboratory and Phlebotomy
Tracking code
Nova Scotia

*Please note that only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with us.

Questions and Answers


Is my application secure?

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What is the working language?

The working language at Canadian Blood Services is English. Some positions do have additional language requirements, other than English, and these requirements will be indicated on the job posting. Fluency in English is a bona fide occupational requirement for all positions.

It is recommended that resumes be provided in English to ensure maximum visibility by our recruiters. Resumes provided in French will be translated by our internal translation department. Our selection process, including applicant pre-screening and interviews, is in English.

I have already applied to a position, how do I update my resume for it?

If you have already applied to a position and would like to update your resume, please forward it to and reference the tracking code.